A new education policy group led by the former secretary wants to ensure that state Republican lawmakers stick to conservative principles as they implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.
At the Democratic National Convention, leaders in the education redesign movement hold a policy forum to ponder life after President Barack Obama leaves office.
In one email released by WikiLeaks, a communications staffer for the DNC said common core was too sensitive politically to be included in a video about GOP candidates.
The Vermont senator and former White House hopeful, who spoke Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, also highlighted his plans to make college more affordable.
The presidents of both the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, which endorsed Hillary Clinton early on, gave her an enthusiastic embrace at the Democratic convention Monday.
If you were hoping the Democratic convention would give voters a sense of what testing and accountability would look like under a President Hillary Clinton, you may end up disappointed.
The Democratic Party platform also opposes laws that restrict transgender students' access to public facilities like school restrooms and locker rooms in a clear contrast with the GOP's education platform.
Being seen as too close to President Barack Obama on K-12 could hurt presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in wooing supporters of her primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The Virginia senator, a former governor of that state, has a record in the U.S. Senate of supporting career and technical education, along with prevention of sexual assault.
In accepting the GOP presidential nomination, Donald Trump pledges to "rescue kids from failing schools" and let parents send their children to "a safe school of their choice."